Politicians must act to make sure a higher minimum wage does not leave thousands stuck for years on the lowest possible pay, a leading think tank is claiming.
In cities like Sheffield and Hull almost a third of workers can expect higher wages, the Resolution Foundation claims, but it fears that “one wage towns” could develop where employers cope with higher salaries for their most junior staff by failing to put up pay for more experienced workers.
The Office for Budget Responsibility has said the new policy could cost 60,000 jobs.The Resolution Foundation was mentioned by the Chancellor George Osborne when he announced the higher wage in the summer budget.
Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.